Dining

Dining Reviews

By
October 2002

1. Spanish Sweetheart
By K. Courtney DeWinter
Sevilla
(out of 4 stars)
500 16th St., Denver 303-298-7777
The Draw
Denver Pavilions location, Latin dancing hot spot and watering hole.
The Drawback
A pricey menu, ear-splittingly loud Latin music piped into the dining room after 9 p.m.
Don't Miss
Clay pot baked chicken, shrimp in spicy garlic sauce, crema brulee
Vegetarian Options
Cheese selection appetizer, goat cheese appetizer, gazpacho, paella Andalucia, vegetable tapas platter, house salad, creamed spinach, au gratin potatoes, twice-baked potatoes.

2. From Russia with Love
By Rachael Graves and Matthew Leary
Little Russian Café

1424 Larimer St., 303-595-8600
The Draw
Ethnic, out of the ordinary food, great vodkas, friendly service.
The Drawback
Easily forgotten location, parking.
Don't Miss
Garlic vodka, vareniki, most specials.
Vegetarian Options
Salads, vareniki.

3. French Kiss
By Lori Midson
Clair de Lune

1313 E. Sixth Ave. 303-831-1992
The Draw
Impeccable ingredients finessed in ways that executive chef Sean Kelly masters beautifully.
The Drawback
Little elbow room, no credit cards.
Don't Miss
Plateau de fruits de mer, antipasti misti, pan roasted wild striped bass, panna cotta.
Vegetarian Options
One vegetarian entrée is always on the menu.

4. Cattle Call
By Lori Midson
Keg Steakhouse & Bar

1890 Wynkoop St. 303-296-0023
The Draw
Thick, flavorful, hulking cuts of beef that do Denver steak houses proud.
The Drawback
Servers still haven’t found their footing, beware of the grilling rules if you opt for a burger.
Don't Miss
French onion soup, baked garlic shrimp, lettuce wedge, filet mignon, prime rib, and the portobello mushroom sirloin steak.
Vegetarian Options
House salad, lettuce wedge salad, all side dishes.